Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Subway is short

When is a Footlong not a foot long? The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately.

Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons aross the country have resolutely sunk the Sub’s promotional promise of being one foot long (or exactly 12 inches for the dimensionally challenged). Many of the $5 Subway sandwiches have been “weighing in” at a stunted 11 inches.

Full article in the Mountain Democrat.

32 comments:

Vapid Vixen said...

As a woman, being lied to about size isn't anything new. You shrug, stick it in your mouth... or not, and move on.

Janie Junebug said...

I can't believe that the company that made Jared famous would do this to us. Oh, to what great depths these mortals fall.

Love,
Janie

Chatty Crone said...

I heard that on the news too! And they change you an arm and leg for that foot!

Carol L McKenna said...

Fun post ~ for 'M' ~ used to like subways ~

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh OH! Sounds like Subway has been stretching the truth a bit!

Tracy Cook said...

Mightly maddening

Naperville Now said...

ah, the real reason behind Jared's weight loss.

Sandy said...

Funny you should have posted this.. our local news anchors did the ruler test and came in with 11" also..
Sandy

LONDONLULU said...

Aha, it wasn't all just in my head! Thanks for dropping by, glad it led me here!

River said...

I haven't had a Sub for a long time. Maybe I should have one soon. And take along my tape measure.
Thanks for stopping in at my blog.

debra @ homespun said...

I read about that awhile ago and I THOUGHT this might be your post when I saw the title; too funny!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It never would've occured to me to measure my sub.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a fun post!

Judie said...

Why is it my footlong never looks like the one in the ad???? I wouldn't care if it was only 11 inches long if it actually had as much stuff inside as the photo shows!!!

VBR said...

I confess, I have never eaten a Subway sandwich. I think one of the reasons is as Judie just mentioned - they never look like they do in the commercials.

Stacia said...

I bet if you just smoosh it down a little bit, you'll get that extra inch. Ha!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I had a Sub a few days ago and thought briefly about measuring it... but I took a bite instead!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Hah! Oh Vapid Vixen, you are absolutely hysterical!

Maria Gagliano said...

What the hell! I have never thought to measure it. The nerve.

My post if you want to check it out is
here

Peg said...

The Subway story was on television here too. I think people who measure sandwiches have too much time on their hands.

Jane said...

Lol!! I love & second Peg's comment :)

It does annoy me though that the hamburgers in commercials are always stacked mile-high - and so are the KFC buckets.

Scudds Harrison said...

Ah! It would be a nightmare if I found this out when I was still pregnant and used to crave for subway! I will surely make a fuss! :)
Such a fun post by the way:)

Love,
Scudds

Lmkazmierczak said...

Well, I stick to the 6 inch and it's more than enough for me♫ Subway will adjust their product and be fine. Here's my M effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/02/mosaic-mosaic.html

Suldog said...

Nick:

I just wanted to thank you for the link. You're a very funny guy, a fine writer, and I've reciprocated.

Maggie May said...

All foods are getting smaller, shorter, lighter so not really surprised.
Laughed at Vapid Vixen's reply!
Your blog can be really funny!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Murr Brewster said...

I don't care about that. I care that a half gallon of ice cream is one and a half quarts now. Did they think I wouldn't notice? Fie.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Only ten herbs and spices in the Colonel's recipe? I hope that it never comes to that. Great to meet you Nick!
Julie

Harry Nizam said...

A very interesting article.
I never really question the
size of that sandwiches.

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Dianne said...

you mean we're being ripped off .... that's not nice!

"Adelaide and Beyond"

menopausal mama said...

Following you back via GFC Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

I am laughing pretty hard over Vapid Vixen's comment!

This is really amusing!

We rarely eat there, but I'm tempted to whip out my little tape measure next time just to be irritating!

Thanks for a fun link.

A+

One Bad Pixie said...

It's just the male version of a footlong.

A standing O for Vapid Vixen. Well played my dear, well played.